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Kind hearted employees at Wilson Field have dug deep with the help of Aldi Supermarket. To help out a food bank in High Green set up by the late Alan Greaves and his wife Maureen.
Staff at Sheffield insolvency practitioners, Wilson Field, heard about the St Saviour’s Community Project Food Bank in High Green, Sheffield through colleague Karen Wragg.
They collected food and household goods with the company donating another £100 to buy additional items. This was matched by the generous staff at Aldi in Ecclesfield when they heard about the initiative.
They agreed to double the donation with another £100 worth of items. Inviting Maureen and staff from Wilson Field to the store for the final handover of goodies.
Wilson Field’s Karen Wragg, who organised the collection, spoke about why she chose this cause.
“I was moved and humbled when I learnt about the work Maureen carries out in the community. This is all despite the tragic loss of her husband. Our donation aims to continue the good work Alan and Maureen were carrying out in High Green. A team of volunteers work tirelessly to make the community project a success. This is our gesture to helping them.”
St Saviour’s project was set up by retired social worker Alan and Maureen, just three weeks before his death.
The project was launched with a shop and food bank with financial backing from the church. Free food is provided, as well as affordable second-hand clothing, furniture and household goods, for families most in need.
An Aldi spokesperson said;
“We were more than happy to help match the amazing effort of Wilson Field for this worthy cause. Everyone who works at Aldi is really enthusiastic about the charity work they do, and this year as a company, we’re also proud to support Barnardo’s children’s charity and The Princes Trust.”
Pensioner Alan, a grandfather-of-two, was killed on December 24, 2012 as he walked to St Saviour’s to play the organ at the midnight service. His killers, Ashley Foster and Jonathan Bowling, both 22, were jailed for nine years and for life respectively in July 2013.
Maureen spoke about the importance of the project and the donations.
“Alan would have been so pleased to see this very generous donation to the project from Wilson Field and Aldi. He worked on the project with me for eight years. These items will go to people who need them most.”